|What Is It?
Vitamin D3 enhances calcium absorption and retention, a
key nutritional role in supporting healthy bones, and may
play a potential role in cardiovascular, colon and cellular
health. Vitamin D levels have been shown to decline with
age, due primarily to a reduction in either absorption or
metabolism by the liver. Decreased exposure to sunlight, a
vegetarian diet, or a low intake of vitamin D fortified foods
also play a role in inadequate vitamin D levels.
Uses For Vitamin D3
Bone Health: Vitamin D promotes intestinal calcium
and phosphorous absorption and reduces urinary
calcium loss, essential mechanisms for maintaining
proper calcium levels in the body and for healthy bone
composition. Clinical studies involving vitamin D
supplementation suggest the importance of vitamin D in
addition to calcium for bone health. Vitamin D supplementation
alone may also support bone health.
Cardiovascular Support: Vitamin D may also provide
cardiovascular support for some individuals, which
may be attributed to its effect on calcium metabolism or
possibly by helping to maintain healthy plasma renin
Cellular Health: Studies suggest vitamin D supports
colon health by promoting healthy cellular function.
Vitamin D is also believed to provide general cellular
support potential, including breast and prostate cells, in
part by helping to maintain healthy angiogenesis
balance, supporting immune cell activity and maintaining
healthy cell metabolism. Preliminary evidence suggests
that vitamin D may also play a role in maintaining healthy
glucose metabolism, since vitamin D receptors are
present on the islet cells of the pancreas.
What Is The Source?
Vitamin D3 is derived from the cholesterol in lanolin, the fat
found in wool. Hypo-allergenic plant fiber is derived from
pine cellulose. Medium chain triglycerides (Vitamin D3
liquid only) are derived from coconut and palm oil.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). These products are not meant to diagnose, treat or cure any disease or medical condition. Please consult your doctor before starting any exercise or nutritional supplement program or before using these or any product during pregnancy or if you have a serious medical condition.
Individual results may vary. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
1 drop containsvitamin D3 ................................................................................ 1,000 i.u.other ingredients: medium chain triglyceridesIt is recommended that individuals taking more than 2,000 i.u.vitamin D per day have their blood levels monitored. If pregnant or lactating, consult your physician before use.
Pure Encapsulations provides vitamin D3 capsules in 4 amounts (400 i.u., 1,000 i.u., 5,000 i.u. and 10,000 i.u.) and vitamin D3 liquid. Recommendations are as follows:Vitamin D3 400 i.u. = 1-2 capsules per day, in divided doses, with meals. Vitamin D3 1,000 i.u. = 1-5 capsules per day, in divided doses, with meals. Vitamin D3 5,000 i.u. = 1 capsule per day, with a meal. Vitamin D3 10,000 i.u. = 1 capsule per day, with a meal. Vitamin D3 liquid = 1 or more drops daily, with a meal.
Are There Any Potential Side Effects Or Precautions?It is recommended that individuals using more than 2,000 i.u. vitamin D per day have their blood levels monitored. Large doses of vitamin D can cause hypercalcemia, signs include headache, weakness, nausea, vomiting, and constipation. Individuals with hyperparathyroidism or kidney disease are at particular risk. Vitamin D3 10,000 i.u., Vitamin D3 5,000 i.u. and vitamin D3 1,000 i.u. are not to be taken by pregnant or lactating women. If pregnant or lactating, consult your physician before taking vitamin D3 400 i.u.Are There Any Potential Drug Interactions?Vitamin D may result in hypercalcemia in certain individuals taking digoxin or thiazide diuretics. Consult your physician for more information.
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